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Used to attach a stone panel in between two installed stone panels.
#355 Spring-Loaded Dowel
Spring-Loaded Dowels are used to anchor adjacent stone panels to each other.
Made To Order: Specify Diameter of Dowel 3/8", 1/2", 5/8” or 3/4”. Specify Length of Dowel. The spring length should be the same length as the dowel length. The spring compresses to 1/2 of its uncompressed length. Available only in Stainless Steel. (For Regular Dowels See Product # 155 Dowels)
Pins are shaved 1/2" for placement of the spring. Drill a hole 1 1⁄2 times deeper than the length of the Dowel (minus the spring) the stationary stone. Drill a hole in the 2nd stone 1/2 the length of the Dowel.
Insert the Spring End first into the stationary stone hole and place a flat piece of steel up to the Dowel. (Figure 1.)
Slide the new stone into place Pull the steel piece out so the Dowel will spring back into the hole (Figure 2).
Finish: Stainless type 304
Stainless Steel: Sheet metal anchors and ties: ASTM A 167, ASTM A 666, ASTM A 240/A240M AISI Type 304.
Wire ties and anchors: ASTM A 580 AISI Type 304
(AISI Type 316 available upon request)
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